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Latest Chilean presidential election, 2005–2006 Stories

2006-01-15 21:28:13

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Socialist Michelle Bachelet, a separated mother and former political exile, won elections on Sunday to become the first female president in socially conservative Chile with a victory that underscores the left's growing hold on Latin America.

2006-01-15 18:20:47

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Socialist Michelle Bachelet was elected Chile's first woman president on Sunday, consolidating the growing strength of the left in Latin America.

2006-01-15 16:47:12

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Michelle Bachelet was on her way to becoming Chile's first woman president on Sunday, taking more than half of the vote with two-thirds of polling stations counted.

2006-01-15 16:26:37

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chileans voted for a new president on Sunday and were expected to elect the South American country's first woman leader, a socialist who is seen beating a moderate conservative billionaire.

2006-01-15 09:21:54

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chileans began voting for a new president on Sunday and are expected to elect the South American country's first woman leader, a socialist who leads a moderate conservative billionaire in opinion polls.

2006-01-14 23:27:57

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chileans go to the polls on Sunday and are expected to elect the South American country's first female president, a socialist who is leading in the race against a moderate conservative billionaire.

2006-01-12 09:18:59

By Rodrigo Martinez SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Socialist Michelle Bachelet is likely to be elected Chile's first woman president, beating out her rightist rival by at least 5 percentage points, a new poll said on Thursday.

2006-01-11 12:09:48

By Pav Jordan SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - A torture victim in the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship, a former defense minister and a medical doctor, Michelle Bachelet has parlayed her ability to connect with voters into becoming the favorite to lead Chile as its next president.

2006-01-07 11:43:39

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Socialist Michelle Bachelet was widely favored in a poll on Saturday to become Chile's first woman president in an election next week, although a large bloc of undecided voters could still swing the vote.

2005-12-12 03:37:19

By Pav Jordan SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chilean socialist Michelle Bachelet faces a tight race to become the first woman president of Latin America's star economy in a run-off vote in January, when she will face a reunited rightist alliance.


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dynamitard
  • A political dynamiter.
The word 'dynamitard' is related to 'dynamite', which comes from a Greek root meaning 'power' and was coined by Alfred Nobel.